Who said anything about buying premium memory? I said several times that at the same freq and DDR4-3200 Vega 11 is always faster than Vega 8. More Bandwidth would have increased the gap but is not needed. Faster freqs only seem to increase the 3200G-3400G gap when i tested that. I really had no chance to get near a 3400G Vega 11 with a 3200G when Vega 11 got to 1700mhz.Yes it is huge problem for people who needs high fps wants spend money on premium memory, but don't want to see buy a discrete GPU to get way higher performance.
Vega 8 needs about 150-200mhz more to match a Vega 11, always talking about DDR4-3200.
Sure, AMD invented APUs so OEMs and general people would pair them with expensive dgpus. AMD said so themselves, only the H cpus are really meant to be paired with a dgpus. U are not meant for that, neither are the desktop APUs as there are CPUs for that.Very little backlash since gaming-oriented laptops have dGPU and office-laptop have no need for fast IGP.
And there are no indication of reduced performance, probably even a bit faster IGP (or?) than 3000-series anyway.
AMD should not waste die area (money) on all their APU’s just because of a niche market. This niche market was important when their CPU’s were inferior, but now they need a die that can compete with Intel in high volumes in all middle and high end laptops.